What is the course about?
This course is suitable for students who are confident enough to read a text in the original (with the help of notes and a commentary).
What will we cover?
We shall be reading Virgil’s Aeneid 2 (from c. line 200).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- translate and be familiar with Virgil.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have Latin grammar and be willing to investigate the expressions and idiosyncrasies of two famous stylists writing in a creative way.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Passages are set to be translated in class, and about 2 hours homework per week is expected. Classes are taught in English, so you should have native, or near-native fluency in English, and be prepared to take part in class discussions on aspects of style and features of prose and poetic language, as they arise.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
First text: Virgil Aeneid 2, publ. BCP.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5 advanced in Term 2.
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